Squamish Adventure Centre: Expressions of Interest

The District is seeking expressions of interest from qualified businesses, aligned to and/or complimentary with the recreation and tourism focus of the Squamish Adventure Centre (SAC) and existing building uses. Up to 4,000ft2 is available for lease within the SAC and 833ft2 of outdoor patio space. This rare opportunity to join the Squamish Adventure Centre is available through the SAC Revitalization Project. 

Please see brochure for more information

 

EOI SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Respondents to the EOI should include the following information in their submission:
  1. Contact details (owner name, company name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and full name of proposed parties to the lease (state full name and name of any registered business)
  2. Proposed use (business/operations overview)
  3. Proposed improvements/facilities
  4. Desired area of the SAC requested
  5. Experience (Details of previous/current industry experience(s) which demonstrate your ability to succeed in this venture)
  6. References (Contact details for two relevant references including reference name, company name, address, and phone number)
  7. Desired length of agreement and ideal start date
  8. Proposed lease/licence fee
  9. Hours of operation
  10. Other (any other information you feel is relevant to add or attach to your submission)
On receipt of expressions of interest the District may: enter into negotiation with some or all of the respondents; or, choose not to continue with this process.  No contractual obligations to any party will result from this request of expressions of interest.


SUBMISSION FORMAT 

EOI submissions need to be submitted by email to the District Representative.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 
February 28, 2022 by 4:30 p.m. 


EOI EVALUATION CRITERIA

EOI submissions will be evaluated based upon, but not limited to, in any particular order, the following:
  1. Tourism / recreation focus
  2. Complementary to existing tenancies
  3. Enhance the services offered in the community
Please indicate how your submission meets the evaluation criteria.

CONFIDENTIALITY 
The District will receive all submissions to this EOI in confidence, including for the purposes of section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165.  However, due to the right of access to records created by that Act, the District cannot, and does not guarantee that information contained in any submissions will remain confidential if a request for access in respect of any submission is made under the Act.

If a respondent considers that any part of its submission is proprietary, including by reason of it being copyright, the submission must clearly identify those portions that are considered proprietary. 


DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

Neil Plumb | Manager of Real Estate
Chantal Milan | Real Estate Coordinator 

Municipal Hall 
Po Box 310,
37955 Second Avenue
Squamish, BC
V8B 0A3

P. 604.815.5024
E. cmilan@squamish.ca

Squamish Adventure Centre Revitalization Project

On September 28, 2021, Council endorsed a Province of B.C.-funded revitalization plan for the Squamish Adventure Centre (SAC) which includes physical improvements to the SAC building and the surrounding site. 

These improvements are entirely funded through a $700,000 grant received by the Province of BC via its Tourism Dependent Communities Fund. Thirty-two communities that depend heavily on tourism revenue have received a combined $19.4 million through the Tourism Dependent Communities Initiative, part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan, intended to generate jobs, create valuable assets for communities and attract more visitors in the future as tourism economies emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.